Tag Archives: Doctrine & Practice

Transcending personal beliefs, part 3

Continuing with the question of the possibility of transcending personal beliefs, and the need to do so to discover another’s humanity, I delve into John R. Searle’s theories of language and mind.

Have you ever considered how your language skills have evolved? From crying and screaming to understanding the alphabet. From cooing and mumbling to building words with letters.

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Celebrating Lord Krishna’s birth at home in India

While in India, we celebrated the birth of Lord Krishna on Aug. 10, which is called as Janmashtami, which translates into his birth on the eighth day of holy month of Hindu calendar known as Shravan.
Lord Krishna was the child of the king of Mathura, Vasudev and his wife Devaki.

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Is it OK to disagree with the church?

O'Reilly indicates that one who participates in a particular faith tradition should blindly toe the line of whatever stance that tradition takes. I imagine this is reflective of O’Reilly’s belief that politicians, too, should toe their party line.

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I need to be able to laugh

Whenever I wonder if there is a sense of humor in the world I look at all the beauty we find and are inspired by in the natural world, and then how hard we work to change it. Think of the lowly dandelions in our yard, those beautiful puff balls of seeds that float so beautifully on a summer breeze.

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God’s humor

Have you ever pondered the wide variety of creatures on this earth? Everything from dogs and cats (whose antics often produce laughter) to zebras, giraffes, platypuses, and some pretty spectacular (and amusing) sea creatures.

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